MADAWASKA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine will receive $36 million to help pay for the replacement of an aging bridge that connects one of its northernmost communities with the Canadian province...
OrganiGram: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) _ OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (OGI) on Monday reported a loss of $7.6 million in its fiscal third quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Moncton, New Brunswick-based...
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — A group that advocates for the conservation of Atlantic salmon says the North American catch has hit an all-time low, and signs are mixed about the salmon...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a tractor trailer driver on Interstate 95 suffered an intense coughing fit that caused him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a...
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — A conservation group in Maine and Canada says it's concerned about a recent uptick in the harvest of wild Atlantic salmon off of Greenland.
Salmon farmer in Maine acquires Latin American shrimp firm
MACHIASPORT, Maine (AP) — A major player in aquaculture that has facilities in Maine says it has completed acquisition of one of the largest premium shrimp farms in Latin America.
Cooke Inc. says it has acquired Seajoy Seafood Corporation group, which farms shrimp in Honduras and Nicaragua. Cooke Inc. is the parent of Cooke Aquaculture, which is based in New Brunswick, Canada, and is one of the major companies in worldwide salmon farming.
Low Greenland salmon harvest good news for fish, group says
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — A Canadian conservation group says a drop in the harvest of Atlantic salmon by Greenland's fishermen is good news for the species.
Atlantic salmon are considered endangered by the U.S. government, and only consistently return to a handful of American rivers, all of which are in Maine. Environmental groups such as the New Brunswick-based Atlantic Salmon Federation say one of the major threats to the fish is fishing harvest off of Greenland.
Maine governor: You’ll ‘miss me’ when I’m gone
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor says people are going to miss him when he's gone, and he's repeating his vow to run for a third term if he doesn't like the actions taken by his successor.
Bid to illegally import moose antlers lands Canadian in rut
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Canadian man has been sentenced to a month in prison for importing illegally harvested moose antlers into the United States.
Canadian man accused of killing 4 says he’s innocent
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A Canadian man charged with killing two police officers and two civilians is telling judges he should be "exonerated" because of temporary insanity.
The four were shot dead Aug. 10 outside an apartment complex in the eastern city of Fredericton, New Brunswick. The shooting struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled by several instances of mass violence this year.
Matthew Raymond says he has evidence that will show his innocence.
Oil refinery explosion in Canada shakes city of Saint John
SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) — A massive explosion at an Irving Oil refinery Monday morning shook the eastern Canadian city of Saint John, but caused no fatalities.
Irving Oil said several contractors are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Litsa Daeres, 34, who lives nearby, said she just started preparing Canadian Thanksgiving dinner when she heard a loud bang.
"My whole house shook," she said. "I thought my furnace had exploded."
Maine governor hospitalized after experiencing ‘discomfort’
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage was in stable condition and under observation at a Bangor hospital on Sunday after experiencing discomfort while visiting family in Canada.
Canadian police charge suspect in shooting that left 4 dead
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police charged a man Saturday for the deaths of two police officers and two civilians in a shooting that struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass violence.
Police in the eastern city of Fredericton, New Brunswick said that Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, was arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead, including 2 police
TORONTO (AP) — A shooting in a small Canadian city Friday that left four people dead, including two police officers who were responding to a call of shots fired, struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass violence.
The Latest: 2 officers ID’d in Canada shooting
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick (all times local):
Police have identified the two officers who were killed in the small Canadian city of Fredericton after responding to a shooting at an apartment complex.
Fredericton's deputy police chief Martin Gaudet says the officers saw two deceased civilians before being shot and killed themselves.
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont will be the site of next month's annual meeting of the New England Governors and the Eastern Canadian premiers.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott will host the event, which is scheduled for Aug. 12-14, in Stowe.
Regional trade and energy issues are expected to be among the topics discussed.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two conservation groups said Tuesday a deal has been struck with commercial fishermen in Greenland and the Faroe Islands that will help thousands of vulnerable Atlantic salmon return to rivers in the United States, Canada and Europe.
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Maine shed blown to Canada by blizzard being saved, returned
LUBEC, Maine (AP) — A historic Maine fishing industry shed that was dislodged from its pilings and set adrift by a blizzard and wound up in Canada is being saved.
Storm blew historic building to Canada; Maine wants it back
LUBEC, Maine (AP) — A fishing-industry building on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places is half-submerged in waters near a Canadian island, and conservationists fear it could disintegrate before legal tangles are resolved.
Key player in salmon farming acquires US fishing operation
MACHIASPORT, Maine (AP) — One of the biggest players in salmon farming says it has completed its acquisition of a company that harvests small fish for use as aquaculture feed.
Cooke Inc. of New Brunswick, Canada, says it has taken ownership of Houston-based Omega Protein Corporation. Omega is the largest harvester of menhaden off the East Coast of the United States.
Breweries lock horns over moose-themed names, logos
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Canadian brewery and a Vermont brewpub are locking horns in a trademark dispute over their moose-themed names and logos.
The Rutland Herald reports that Saint John, New Brunswick-based Moosehead Breweries has filed an infringement lawsuit against Hop'n Moose Brewing Co.
Mounties: don’t eat stolen lobsters, they’re contaminated
BLACKVILLE, New Brunswick (AP) — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is advising people who stole live lobsters from a crash site in New Brunswick that the critters might be contaminated and shouldn't be eaten.
Police from Blackville responded to an overturned truck on Highway 8 early Tuesday. The truck had been transporting live lobsters, and they spilled onto the road. Police say some lobsters were stolen before they could arrive to the scene.
No salmon return to Canada river, bringing New England fears
A conservation group's discovery that no wild Atlantic salmon have returned to a key river in New Brunswick is prompting concern for the fish's population health in the U.S. and eastern Canada.
The New Brunswick-based Atlantic Salmon Federation has been monitoring the Magaguadavic River for the Canadian government since 1992. The group says this year is the first time since then that no wild salmon have returned to the river to spawn.
Canadian dairy tech company wins $1M to locate in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Canadian startup company whose invention lets dairy farmers check the quality of milk from individual cows is getting $1 million to set up shop in Buffalo.
SomaDetect is the grand prize winner of the fourth annual 43North competition. The New York state-sponsored contest is meant to bring economic development to western New York by awarding cash and incubator space to winners who pitch ideas from all over the world.
Ex-Mountie headed to US prison for smuggling narwhal tusks
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks was sentenced Wednesday to five years, two months in a U.S. prison for related money laundering counts.
Gregory Logan, 60, of St. John, New Brunswick, smuggled about 300 tusks valued at $1.5 million to $3 million into Maine in false compartments in his vehicle, federal prosecutors said. They were shipped from Ellsworth, Maine, to buyers across the country.
Governor: Greed drives lumber prices following hurricanes
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is calling for a suspension of tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber to ease prices as families and businesses prepare to rebuild after hurricanes Harvey and Irma — and with two more months of hurricane season to go.
The Republican governor blames "corporate greed" for driving up costs and says large lumber companies are in the position to price gouge.
Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe.
A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables.
Meanwhile, wholesale prices of salmon are way up, as high as 50 percent last year. That means higher consumer prices for everything from salmon fillets and steaks to more expensive lox on bagels.
MICHIGAN CITY — UFOs, flying saucers, government cover-ups – for the past 47 years, nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman has covered them all.
He’s appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows, and has held lectures across the world.
ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — Members of the marine community in the U.S. and Canada said Thursday that a Canadian fisherman who died freeing a whale from fishing gear was a longtime whale advocate who bridged gaps between fishing and conservation.
LOWER WOODSTOCK, New Brunswick (AP) — Police are searching for the people who vandalized a New Brunswick schoolhouse originally built in 1872.
Maggy Thomas from the New Brunswick community organization that uses the building says she's speechless. WAGM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rTW9GI ) the graffiti was first found Sunday, and depicts racist and violent profanity.
BOSTON (AP) — A man who rode a rented snowmobile across the U.S. border into Canada in 2005 to avoid charges that he hid up to $4 million in cash after declaring bankruptcy has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Cyril Gordon Lunn was sentenced Wednesday in federal court after pleading guilty in January to concealing assets from his bankruptcy creditors and making a false statement under penalty of perjury.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of young lobsters is declining in the Gulf of Maine despite years of record-breaking harvests, a University of Maine marine scientist has warned.
CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, New Brunswick (AP) — The Roosevelt Campobello International Park is moving its popular "Open Tea with Eleanor Roosevelt" program to a new location.
The park is now holding one open event each day at the historic Wells-Shober Cottage instead of two smaller events at a separate location. Two daily reserved teas are also held at the cottage.
Free snowmobiling in northern New England, Canada this month
EAGLE LAKE, Maine (AP) — Maine is using a pair of weekends in January to open up snowmobiling opportunities with its neighbors.
Maine and New Brunswick Free Trail Weekend began on Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday. Snowmobilers from the state are able to obtain a free three-day trail permit to ride in New Brunswick, Canada.
New Brunswick riders will also be allowed to operate in Maine without a current Maine registration on those dates if they are legally registered in New Brunswick.
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Canadian firefighters rescue moose trapped in ice
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian firefighters got out the axes to rescue a freezing almost 500-pound (225-kilogram) female moose from the ice on the weekend.
The Shediac fire department in Canada's East Coast province of New Brunswick got a call Saturday morning from a homeowner on the Shediac River who spotted a moose stuck in ice.
"We had all the boys dispatched to retrieve him," Firefighter Jos LeBlanc said Monday.
Jury finds python owner not guilty in deaths of boys
CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A jury has found a Canadian man not guilty of criminal negligence causing death after his African rock python escaped its enclosure and killed two young New Brunswick boys three years ago.
Four-year-old Noah Barthe and Connor Barthe, 6, died during a sleepover in Jean-Claude Savoie's apartment in August 2013.
Maine man used inflatable air mattress to cross into Canada
SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to two months in jail for illegally entering New Brunswick by using an air mattress to cross the St. Croix river.
Canadian officials say 25-year-old John Bennett told police he bought the air mattress at Walmart and crossed the border after being denied entry into Canada at the border crossing in Calais, Maine.
Scientists: Puffin chicks starving with less food available
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Atlantic puffin chicks on Machias Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine have had the worst breeding season ever recorded, with the majority of chicks starving to death in burrows, scientists said.
BOSTON (AP) — Environmentalists are again taking aim at the company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline — this time for another of its projects they fear would send hundreds of supertankers laden with crude oil down the Atlantic coast to refineries in Texas and Louisiana.
TransCanada is behind the Energy East Pipeline project, a 4,600-kilometer pipeline, or nearly 3,000 miles, that would carry crude oil from tar sands in Western Canada to the East Coast, where it...